Monday, April 23, 2012
Live, Local, Let's Go! (Special Addition)
Over the next decade-and-a-half, she spent much of her time raising her daughter yet found time to perform in clubs and churches as well as working with trombonist Roswell Rudd. In the late 1970s, she began working, recording and touring with pianist Steve Kuhn - their 2 recordings for ECM helped to bring Ms. Jordan to a wider audience. She also displayed an affinity for performing in duos with bassists. She's recorded with Arild Andersen, Steve Swallow, Cameron Brown (a collaboration that continues to the present day) and Harvie S.
Joining them will be bassist Steve LaSpina and drummer Billy Drummond. For more information about tickets, call 860-527-3205 or go artistscollective.org. To learn more about Sheila Jordan, go to her site at www.sheilajordanjazz.com - here's a link to a recent interview on NPR's "Piano Jazz"; www.npr.org/2011/10/07/120888194/sheila-jordan-on-piano-jazz. On Tuesday April 24, Chuck Obuchowski of WWUH-91.3 FM will speak to Ms. Jordan about her career as well as the upcoming gig in Hartford.
For more on Steve Kuhn, go to www.stevekuhnmusic.com.He, too, appeared on"Piano Jazz" - the show, from 2007, features the pianist in conversation and duets with the original host, Marian McPartland. Here's the link; www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19054709. The following year, Mr. Kuhn spoke with Jason Crane on "The Jazz Session" - listen by going to